Amanda Elbogen is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She represents and advises clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including contract disputes, antitrust litigation, securities and consumer class actions, and government and internal investigations. Her pro bono work includes representation of a class of unlawfully detained individuals in Houston, a capital defendant in Virginia, and an individual seeking asylum. Prior to joining Kirkland, Amanda served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge Eric N. Vitaliano on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Justice Hanan Melcer on the Supreme Court of Israel.


Thought Leadership


W. Neil Eggleston & Amanda Elbogen, The Trump Administration and the Breakdown of Intra-Executive Legal Process, 127 Yale L.J. F. 825 (2018).


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2016–2017


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in California
  • 2014, New York


  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.2013

    Features Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

    Coker Fellow

  • Yale UniversityB.A.magna cum laude2007
    Phi Beta Kappa